Organizations and activists used World Water Day, designated by the United Nations as March 22 in 1993, to draw attention to and to work to reduce global and local water challenges. The UN’s children’s agency, UNICEF, released research saying that population growth and climate change will help lead to water scarcity for one in four children by 2040.
Nigeria’s months-long fuel shortage has resulted in a rise in the cost of goods, commodities and transportation.
Massive queues form outside gas stations as thousands of residents look to fuel their vehicles and generators.
Black markets have sprung up to fill the demand, sometimes at extortionate prices or with diluted fuel.
Nigerians await election results, processions of the Easter Holy Week, Land Day protests in the Middle East | March 30
The day in photos from around the world.
The day in photos around the world.
Nigeria’s film industry, colloquially called Nollywood, is one of the largest in the world. Most movies are produced in local languages – including Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo – while others are made in English. Nollywood also has an increasing audience among Africans who live abroad and are keen for a taste of home. Reuters photographer Akintunde Akinleye went on location with a few movie shoots to take a look inside the business.
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